i have newly found medium length hair... how do i style it?

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    Apr 03, 2011 6:06 AM GMT
    so ive always have short "business length" hair... ive been grpwing it out since october and its kind of shaggy long (medium length; down to eyebrows) length. is there anyways i can style it to make it look good? ive never done anything with it because it was so short before so i know almost nothing. all tips appreciated!
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    Apr 03, 2011 6:40 AM GMT
    Here's some options' Buddy =D :::

    1. You can do a Mohawk by shavin' the sides a bit. Or a 'Fo-hawk' muchly similar to a Mohawk but the difference is the sides are a little lengthier and instead of the top portion of your hair being styled 'Str88 up' like a Mohawk - Fohawk's are/or can be pointed up and then forward a bit.

    IMO here - Both of the styles look like a crazy 'Hair-pyramid' that really have NO BOUNDS':!, Not to mention/needless to say that they both look like the back of DONALD DUCKS' ASS, you know,....that endless 'feather'ed' look!!!!:icon_eek.gif

    2. You always could grow it out further and do that full 70's shag or Groovy straight and long yet dangly 60-70's hippy - parted' in the middle look! icon_lol.gif

    Or-

    3. You can always result in that -commonly over done'- classic' clean-cut 50's look -parted on either side of your-head and a nice flip in the front (going all out like how you see Elvis Presley's crazy big hair-flips in photos') or a nice 'Buddy Holly/James Dean flip in the front thats not as big in how Elvis/ styled his hair ... .The photos online for 'Dick Tracy' would also be a kool model for classic cut hair-styles.

    Hope that helped a little... . icon_redface.gificon_lol.gificon_redface.gif
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    Apr 03, 2011 7:08 AM GMT
    I feel your pain. I am borderline getting a haircut now. But I decided I just gotta push through that "unstylable phase" and then its easy street.

    A couple of days ago I was in the same dilemma a few hours before work, then tried something new. I got out of the shower, left my hair still fairly damp, but combed it all back with my fingers, the whole lot of it. When it dried and I styled it a little more I found that it naturally wouldnt fall to the front like it did when I towel dried it. So it will actually sit "up high" as opposed to just sink straight down, get me? ugh, maybe its hard to explain, but it also depends on how you wash/dry your hair - give it a shot and see what you come up with. It takes a bit of work, but the better you look, the better you feel.
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    Apr 03, 2011 7:10 AM GMT
    Whip it back and forth.

    Just whip it.

    Whip it real good.
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    Apr 03, 2011 7:26 AM GMT
    grew mine out a few years back and been a white samurai with a back-knot ever since icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 03, 2011 7:36 AM GMT
    Hilarious comb-over time!
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    Apr 03, 2011 7:54 AM GMT
    hmmm well depends on your hair type... Curly or straight hair can require different products and treatment depending on what you are trying to achieve. With out that its hard to say. Two basic suggestions:

    One: the longer the hair the more flexible you want the hold of the product to be. Hard gels can work but it gets harder to use and can look too fixed, so try a wax or sculpting paste that gives hold but allows for a more 'natural' look.

    Two: get a hair cut! I'm not being a smart ass, but the way hair is cut with a longer hair style is very different than with a short cut and just growing it out doesn't work well for most people. Make sure they know its just a trim and that you want them to maintain most of the length. They can also make some great suggestions for how to maintain the hair and various ways to style it.
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    Apr 03, 2011 8:30 AM GMT
    I did a similar thing. I had the short business hair thing, now I've grown it out and do a fringe on the one side...
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    Apr 03, 2011 8:36 AM GMT
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    Apr 03, 2011 10:16 AM GMT
    two words . . . Gavin Newsom
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    Apr 03, 2011 11:07 AM GMT
    Do this one. This is what I have going right now on me:

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    Apr 03, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcTsg84oPInGpg03Z59Ow1S


    Set your hair in these every night before you go to bed.


    1)I do some nights set my hair in pin curls before bed. This way I have some texture to work with. Tease the shit out of it, and it will stay for at least three days. It's kind of Austin Head style.

    2)Some nights I braid the top. This way it's all crimped the next day but not that cheesy machine crimping.

    3)Of course it's easy to sport the rock-a-billy style tooicon_smile.gif

    3)I flat iron most days and overdirect it opposite of my natural part. That way it falls just below my eyebrows, and I can't see to driveicon_smile.gif

    4)On sunny days I mix a bit of sand with some gel straight from the shower. Shake my head a few times. Voila, beach hair without even going to the beach.

    5)I also sometimes fingerwave the top for a 20s look. Fingerwaving is evil though.
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    Apr 03, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
    What do you mean newly found? Did you clean out your junk drawer?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 03, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    I'd experiement a bit. Use some gell, maybe some other products and try something new.... just make sure it jives with your personal..... and professional lifestyle. Mine is good for both, but I still try and change it up occasionally.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 03, 2011 2:51 PM GMT
    A lot depends on what kind of job you have and is it age and work appropriate. For instance, these should work...

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    This probably wouldn't... icon_lol.gif

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    Then again, some guys can pull off almost any style...

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  • 24hourguy

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    Apr 03, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    As your hair gets longer your styling needs are going to change. The same product that worked great when it was shorter might not work so great now.

    It looks like you have a wave or curl to your hair and your hair is pretty dense. Basically, with curly hair moisture is your friend so make sure you are using a good moisturizing shampoo/conditioner. Try to shampoo every other day instead of every (you can still rinse it when you shower but shampoo every other day)...this will keep your hair from drying out b/c that can lead to frizz.

    American Crew recently launched some new stuff specifically designed for men with wavy or curly hair. For a strong hold, gels are great but if you want something that is not so "crunchy" you can always soften the hold of a gel by mixing it with a styling creme or shine serum. Another line that I like is Enjoy. They have a shaping lotion that I like to couple with their spray gel and it gives just enough hold but still leaves the hair touchable. Play with your part....try different sides....your hair will let you know where it likes to part naturally so go with that. Also try using the wide teeth of your comb instead of the narrow teeth...Have fun with it! Good luck!
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    Apr 03, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
    I'm surprised no one has yet suggested a Bieber. The look that CuriousJockAZ posted of skateboarding Zac Efron would work with your thick wavy hair. But since you're naturally rocking a Sampson look, why not just suffer a more prolonged growing out period to let it get longer, curlier and more tousled?
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    Apr 03, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    I'd say grow it out a little more and make it curlyish (you know how it looks like a greasy mess but it's still sexy). Idk, but an updated pic could work so we can see what your working with.
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    Apr 04, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    thanks guys. im gonna try out some stuff and get back to you